16×9 Inc introduces Wide Converter for Sony HVR-V1U
Inc. introduces the EX 0.7X Wide Converter for the Sony HVR-V1U and other
compact HD camcorders. This professional optic easily attaches to the 62mm
threads on the front of the camcorder’s 3.9-78mm lens for 30% more wide-angle
coverage than the lens alone affords.
Weighing only 13.75 oz. (390 grams) the EX 0.7X Wide Converter has been
elegantly engineered and crafted with no sacrifice in quality. The sleek
3-element design utilizes state-of-the-art coated glass for clean high
When installed, the EX 0.7X modifies the camera’s original 3.9-78mm lens to a
wider 2.73-54.6mm focal length. Or using the 35mm SLR equivalent, the original
37.4-748mm lens broadens to 26-523mm with the 0.7X attached. The lens retains
its full zoom capability and there is no light loss or vignetting.
The Wide Converter features an 82mm front thread that permits users to directly
mount glass filters and other accessories in front of the optic. Plus the EX
0.7X is fully compatible with popular mattebox systems such as those from
Alfred Chrosziel. For a neat shading solution, 16×9 offers an optional
lightweight Rubber Lens Shade.
Like the rest of the 16×9 Inc. EX Collection of specialty lenses, the EX 0.7X Wide
Converter is manufactured in
price for the EX 0.7X Wide Converter is $495 with an introductory special of
$440. The Rubber Lens Shade lists at $125 with a promo of $110 while supplies